Luxate [Komorebi] 2015 João Beira, Datagrama Visuals Category: Visual Art, Performance,Immersive Art Artist Website:



Komorebi is a Japanese word to describe the light and sunshine filtering through the leaves of trees. Luxate is an improvisational augmented space design to explore interactive light beyond the screen. It is an exploration of the infinite and non screen based projector based augmentations. Exploring the qualities of the projected light beam in the three-dimensional space created by digital video projectors and hazing machines, we create a reactive environment between the dance performer and the perception of a light field. Inspired oin the sculptural exploration of light by Anthony McCall, Sebastian Huber, Jayson Haebich and nonotak, among many other light surgeons. Concept / Art Direction: Joao Beira Dance performer: Echo Higuchi Sound Design: David Wesley and Gustavo Magalhães Programming: Daniel Schaeffer Theater: Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (Dallas, TX) Commissioned by Julia kaganskiy, and presented at Aurora Festival 2015 in Dallas, Texas in October 16, 2015

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João Beira Portugal, Texas-EUA Datagrama Visuals
João Beira is a visual artist, art director and researcher working on immersive and augmented visualizations. João combines his artistic activity with academic and scientific research using software development for interactive and generative visualizations. João is also the founder and creative director of Datagrama visuals, a collective of international artist-coders that create immersive environments and perform live visuals. Inspired by nature and living systems, Datagrama creates custom-made generative software exploring the intersection and overlay of light between the physical and digital space. Their experimental work and research with neural networks and generative software for visualizations (such as synesthesia using open gl) with projection design has been creating a very defined and unique body of work. In the last decade, João and Datagrama have been collaborating with artists such as Tipper and presenting art installations and live performances in renowned Internacional art festivals and events such as SXSW and Burning Man. Since 2016, João is also in charge of video art direction for Boom Festival. João has a P.hD. from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Master of Multimedia Arts from the University of Porto, Portugal. His work with multimedia art has been focused in live performance and augmented reality. João conducts workshops and talks s about his experimental work, as well participating in artistic residencies and publishing his research.